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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Well, I'll be Walking a Little Taller Today!

The 2008 Weblog Awards

Thank you to the Judges at the 2008 Weblog Awards for nominating Raisin Toast as one of 14 Finalists in the category of "Best New Blog!"  Wow, what an honor! 

"The Weblog Awards is one of the most reputable blog award competitions on the web.  It is considered to be the world's largest blog competition with over 545,000 votes cast in the 2007 edition alone, and nearly 2 million votes cast in all Weblog Award competitions since 2003.  If you look back at their history of competition and winners, you can easily distinguish this competition by the integrity of its voting, the quality of its judging, and the winners from years past.  This year, the 2008 Weblog Awards opened for public nominations in 49 categories on November 3, 2008.   Voting for selected finalists kept the judges up nights I am sure, as the competition was tough this year with approximately 5000 blog nominations.  I am honored and humbled to be in such great company of bloggers.

Last night, the Weblog Awards announced the finalists in 49 divisions and my jaw hit the floor when I discovered that I had been selected with 13 other blogs for the 2008 distinction of Best New Blog.  I suppose that blogging can be exciting too! 

I would like to thank my Big Bear for nominating me.  He's such a goober.  And thank you to everyone who voted for me during the nomination-to-finalist process! 

Voting for the final winner in each category will be from January 5th - January 12th.  I will place a link in my right sidebar and ask that you place your vote for me in the "Best New Blog" category during that time.  And, I would like to say "Thank you" in advance!

In the meantime, take a stroll over to the 2008 Weblog Awards and check out the excellent blogs that have been nominated as finalists.  I have already met a few through conversation, comments, and email, and they are, indeed, great people looking to make a positive difference in this world.

Thank you for making Raisin Toast a part of your reading enjoyment, for commenting, for caring, for sharing your life and experiences with me, for giving of yourself, for emailing me with your questions, concerns, and friendship.  Everyone who stops by here is counted among my friends. 




Postscript: Today is my big brother's birthday.  Happy Birthday Mike!  You handsome devil you.  I love you and miss you and hope that you have a perfect day.  You're how old?  61!!!  Daggone your getting up there!!!   It is only on your birthday that I feel so young. ha ha hee hee ho ho. 


Happy, happy, happy birthday!  You're a special dude if there ever was one. (and you are too, Bill!).  I have such great brothers.  Hey Mike - are you on my motorcycle again?  You dog.  No wheelies you hear me?!!!

Your young, gorgeous, intelligent, witty, creative, funny - sister. 

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